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duet coverThe Duet by R.S. Grey (Available Now)
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When 27-year-old pop sensation Brooklyn Heart steps in front of a microphone, her love songs enchant audiences worldwide. But when it comes to her own love life, the only spell she’s under is a dry one.

So when her label slots her for a Grammy performance with the sexy and soulful Jason Monroe, she can’t help but entertain certain fantasies… those in which her G-string gets more play than her guitars’.

Only one problem. Jason is a lyrical lone wolf that isn’t happy about sharing the stage–nor his ranch — with the sassy singer. But while it may seem like a song entitled ‘Jason Monroe Is an Arrogant Ho’ basically writes itself, their label and their millions of fans are expecting recording gold…

They’re expecting The Duet.

This is the first book in the Heart series, but it can be read as a standalone.

Read my review.

Nov-10

Filthy Beautiful Lust by Kendall Ryan (Nov 10)

Pace Drake loves sex.

He knows where get it, what to say, what to do, and he makes no apologies for satisfying his needs.

But when he meets single mom, Kylie Sloan, he’s enthralled by her, and begins to question his standard operating procedure. After all, there’s no chase, no mystery when banging a woman in a nightclub bathroom. Kylie’s depth and determination make the sloppy, drunken hookups that fill his weekends seem empty and shallow. She’s the opposite of the desperate, clingy women he’s used to. She doesn’t want or need anyone to take care of her and that only makes him want to care for her more.

Kylie’s trust in men has vanished. The last guy she was with played ding-dong-ditch-it with her uterus and left her with a baby to raise. Now her infant son is the only man she has time for, even if she misses sex and intimacy more than she’d ever admit. Opening her heart up to a younger man who’s best known for no-strings-attached sex and his casual lifestyle is probably the worst idea she’s ever had. But Pace wants to prove to her there are still a few good guys left, and watching the sweet way he interacts with her baby makes her want to try…but she can really trust that his days of hitting it and quitting it are in his past?

Filthy Beautiful Lust is the third book in the Filthy Beautiful Lies series, however it can be read as a standalone novel.

Reading Order: Filthy Beautiful Lies | Filthy Beautiful Love | Filthy Beautiful Lust | Filthy Beautiful Forever

Nov-11

Nights With Him by Lauren Blakely (Nov 11)

“I can show you worlds of pleasure.”

Jack Sullivan is a Sex Toy Mogul.

An extremely eligible bachelor in New York, he’s the full package, right down to his full package. Hell, this man could be the model for one of the toys his company, Joy Delivered, peddles. Instead, he’s the powerful and successful CEO and he’s got commitment issues a mile-long after the tragic way his relationship with his fiancée ended.
He’s looking for a way to erase the pain and that arrives in the form of Michelle Milo. From her pencil skirts to her high heels, she’s his perfect fantasy, especially since she has no idea who he is the night they meet at a hotel bar. He doesn’t have a clue either that she’s the brilliant psychologist his sister has arranged for him to see to help him get over his past.
His touch helps her forget that other man.

When he shows up at her office door the next day, there’s no way in hell she’s going to treat him after they’ve slept together. Jack isn’t willing to let go of the first woman he’s felt anything for in years so he proposes a deal – share her nights with him for thirty days. At the end of one month of exquisite pleasure, they walk away, having helped each other move on from their haunted pasts.
But soon, all those nights threaten to turn into days as the lines between lust and matters of the heart start to blur. Can two people so terribly afraid of love truly fall head over heels?

This is a standalone romance novel in the Seductive Nights Series following the love affair of a new couple. 

Reading Order: First Night (FREE novella) | Night After Night | After This Night | One More Night | One Night With Her (FREE novella) | Nights With Him

Nov-11

After the Rain by Renee Carlino (Nov 11)
✩ VBB Recommendation ✩ 

From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing and Nowhere But Here comes a deeply emotional contemporary romance about the second chances waiting beyond the shattered dreams of youth.

When eighteen-year-old Avelina Belo meets a charismatic cowboy the summer before her senior year of high school, she doesn’t know that accepting his invitation to dinner will lead to a whirlwind marriage three months later and an exciting new life on a Montana ranch. She also doesn’t know that, in a few short years, fate will send everything crashing down around her.

A thousand miles away and fresh out of medical school, Nate Meyers is poised to become UCLA’s next superstar heart surgeon. His laser focus is the key to his success, but it’s also his greatest liability. When a routine surgery ends in disaster, derailing his career, he’s confronted with the hard truth: there’s no one waiting for him at home, no one to help him pick up the pieces.

Regrouping on his uncle’s Montana ranch, Nate meets Avelina, a beautiful but mysterious young woman who keeps to herself and barely speaks a word. As he discovers the details of her devastating past, Avelina teaches him more about matters of the heart than he ever knew before. But can they trust each other enough to put everything on the line?

This is a standalone novel.

Nov-11

Love, In Spanish by Karina Halle (Nov 11)
✩ VBB Recommendation ✩ 

Successful, wealthy and absurdly handsome – Spanish ex-football player Mateo Casalles seemed like he had it all. A high-society wife, an adorable little girl, and flashy apartments in Madrid and Barcelona only sweetened the deal. But there was more to Mateo than met the eye – a life of uncertainty and regret that colored his black and white world.

That was until Vera Miles came into his life like a shooting star. Tattooed, wild and young, Vera seemed like Mateo’s polar opposite at first. But you can’t choose who you fall in love with and the two lost souls did everything they could to be together, all while suffering the grave consequences.

Now with Mateo divorced and living in Madrid with Vera, there is a whole new set of challenges and setbacks facing the couple and rocking the foundation of their star-crossed relationship.

Unfortunately for them, the brighter the star, the faster they burn.

This novel should be read after Love, In English. It takes place a year after that novel and is told in Mateo’s POV.

Reading OrderLove, In English (99¢) – (My review) | Love, In Spanish (My review) | Where Sea Meets Sky (spinoff about Vera’s brother, Josh)

rock my bodyRock My Body (#4, Black Falcon) by Michelle A. Valentine (Nov 11)

Tyke Douglas is tired of being the glue that holds the hottest band in the world together. If the rest of the guys are out doing their own thing, then why shouldn’t he? He’s about to turn things up a notch and bring a whole new level of crazy into Black Falcon’s world.

Francine Mead is putting her sordid past behind and is determined to help others overcome their demons along side her. The first step in her new life is taking a job as an addiction counselor, where she can mentor others through their struggles. Francine never expected to be lured back into temptation when her first sexy celebrity client, Tyke Douglas walks through her door. The moment she lays eyes on him, she’s in trouble.

Both Tyke and Francine know a relationship between them would be a disaster, but with each session, things continue to heat up, making it impossible to deny the connection they share. Boundaries cross, attractions heighten and both of their willpowers will be tested to the very limit.

This novel centers around Tyke Douglas, bassist of Black Falcon, and is final book in the series.

Reading Order: Rock The Heart (99¢) | Rock The Band (FREE novella) | Rock My Bed (99¢)  | Rock My World (FREE  novella) | Rock The Beat  (99¢) | Rock My Body (99¢)

One one night Night – Denied by Jodi Ellen Malpas (Nov 11)

Meet Livy and her mysterious ‘M’. Aloof, addictive and intriguing – ever since he offered her 24 hours of adoration and satisfaction, M has turned Livy’s life upside down. It seems they both have secrets – and following their hearts will risk everything.

Passionate, authentic and utterly gripping, this brand new novel will be a must-read for all of Jodi’s devoted fans as well as readers of Sylvia Day, J. Kenner and anyone who needs to escape from the day-to-day with a love affair that will take your breath away.

Reading OrderOne Night – Promised | One Night – Denied

what's left of us coverWhat’s Left of Us by Amanda Maxlyn (Nov 14)

The heartwarming conclusion to What’s Left of Me.

Love found me three years ago.

I’m cancer free, happily married to the love of my life, and working toward my dream career.

Our life is complete. Perfect, really.

Or is it?

I’ve always wanted a family of my own, but never dreamed I could have one. Now Parker’s ready to make my dream our reality.

But sometimes our dreams are haunted by our deepest fears. Fears of failure, having a child, and in our case … death. How do I help the person I love get over his fear when I’m still trying to overcome that same fear myself?

Together we must learn What’s Left of Us.

This novel is the follow up to What’s Left of Me and should be read in order.

Reading OrderWhat’s Left of MeWhat’s Left of Us

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The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

This book blew me away with its amazing writing, original storyline and complex character interactions. It’s incredibly inventive, vivid, especially with its rich world-building. It’s a story of star-crossed lovers amidst class dichotomy. Rutkoski explores the complicated nature between the wealthy and their slaves, earned trust, shifting alliances and so much more. Such a smart book and it leaves you wanting the next book immediately with a gripping plot twist that takes the story full circle. The Winner’s Crime, book 2, will be out next year.

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